Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2015-25
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair
Date of First Reading: November 3, 2014
Date of Second Reading: December 1, 2014
Title of Motion: Request from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering –School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment– for the establishment of a graduate degree – MSE in Sustainable Engineering
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering – School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment – for the establishment of a graduate degree – MSE in Sustainable Engineering
Rationale: The online Masters of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Sustainable Engineering is a multi-disciplinary graduate program offered by the School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment (SSEBE). The program is ideal for professionals and graduate level students with engineering and physical science backgrounds who wish to design a flexible, online, individualized Plan of study leading to the MSE. Courses cover such sustainable engineering topic areas as energy systems and alternative energy production, water, transportation, earth systems engineering, industrial ecology, life cycle assessment, environmental technologies, green construction practices, and sustainable technology systems. The goal of Sustainable Engineering (SE) is to enable long-lasting improvement of the human condition. SE transcends traditional engineering education by integrating considerations of complex social, environmental, political, and economic factors into engineering theory and practice in order to achieve more economically, technically, environmentally, institutionally and socially efficient and robust solutions.